HONG KONG, July 7 China shares finished barely
changed on Monday, as weakness in the energy and pharmaceutical
sectors offset solid gains from property counters.
The Shanghai Composite Index ended flat at 2,059.93
points. The CSI300 of the leading Shanghai and
Shenzhen A-share listings was down 0.1 percent.
Property developers extended gains, with the CSI China
Mainland Real Estate index up 1.6 percent to its
highest since April 14.
China Vanke, which rose 3.9 percent on Friday,
climbed another 3.4 percent. Poly Real Estate added
Sichuan Kelun Pharmaceutical plunged 8.1 percent
after the drugmaker said it faces a probe from the securities
regulator for possible disclosure violations.
China is set to release June inflation data on Wednesday and
trade numbers on Thursday, with loan growth and money supply
data expected between July 10 and 15.
($1 = 6.2018 Chinese Yuan Renminbi)
(Reporting by Grace Li; Editing by Richard Borsuk)